Point guard remains a question

The biggest question surrounding the team headed into the season is whether or not it will be able to sufficiently fill the void left by Nic Wise.

The biggest question surrounding the team headed into the season is whether or not it will be able to sufficiently fill the void left by Nic Wise.

Arizona will not necessarily ask for a large scoring role from its point guard, but rather for a player that can effectively manage the game.

"Our point guard this year is going to be more of the quarterback you have in college football," Sean Miller said. "You want him to be smart, manage the game, run your system, and improve as the year grows."

Lamont Jones is slated to be the team's starter at point guard and Miller feels confident in his ability to be effective.

"MoMo's improvement a year ago gave me great confidence, I knew he was going to have a really good off-season, and he did," Miller said.

"I think he's eager to play that position full-time, and to improve, and I think we'll have some moments where it doesn't look right, but I'm confident that he has the ability to be a very good player at that position."

In addition to Jones, freshman Jordin Mayes will also be asked to play a significant role at point. "I like Jordin Mayes as a compliment to MoMo because Jordin can do some things differently than MoMo's," Miller said. "For example, I would say Jordin is one of the team's best shooters. He has a great looking shot, and will only get better as he starts to be a part of what we do every day.

Kyle Fogg could also see some time at point if the situation presents itself.

"Being able to bring him in and change the look of what we do is a good thing," Miller said. "Kyle in particular, he's a junior now, and if we ever got caught in a pinch he can certainly do that (play the point) as well.

"We don't have that guy who's been here, that you'd expect to give the ball and he'd take over, but I do have a lot of confidence in MoMo and I think his teammates do. I think you'll find that he'll be fine in that position for us."

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